Celebrate a trio of summer fruits with this spectacular dessert, with prepared pie crust saving time and becoming easy decorations.
Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust
From strawberries and raspberries to blueberries and blackberries, these tasty fruits are naturally perfect just as they are – bright, beautiful and bursting with flavor. But berries are also a wonderful recipe ingredient, making a salad, dessert or breakfast roll come to life. Berries pack a nutritional punch, too, adding beneficial vitamins, fiber and antioxidants without adding fat or too many calories. Our advice: use berries in recipes whenever possible.
Visit a berry farm to pick them during the peak of the season.
In the store, look for berries that are plump, firm and colorful, turning berry cartons over to check for moldy or mushy berries before you buy.
Berries perish quickly; purchase them when you plan to use them.
Wait until you use the berries to wash them. Unwashed berries stay fresh longer.
Store berries loosely covered in the refrigerator for no more than two days.
If you can’t use the berries right away, freeze them or make a puree or sauce that will keep longer.
Freezing Berries to Use Later
Wash and dry berries, removing stems and leaves.
Arrange berries in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze overnight.
Transfer frozen berries to an airtight freezer bag or container; freeze for up to a year.
Preparing Berries to Use in Recipes
Wash berries with cold water in a colander; drain well
Allow to air dry, or pat dry with a paper towel.
Remove stems and leaves with a hulling tool or paring knife.
Berry Pie Recipes
Berries are a natural for luscious pie recipes bursting with flavor. Try one of these pies to bring out the best berries have to offer:
Stuffed-Crust Strawberry Cream Pie
Raspberry Mousse Pie
Berry Breakfast Recipes
Berries are an ideal way to start the day. Try some of our favorite breakfast recipes that feature berries:
Cream Cheese-Raspberry Coffee Cake
Blueberry-Almond Crème Muffins
Breakfast Parfait for One
Mixed Berry Coffee Cake
Blueberry-Banana-Granola French Toast
Beautiful Berry Desserts
Desserts with berries are impressively delicious! Try one of these dessert recipes for an after-dinner wow:
White Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Cups
Blackberry Cheesecake Dessert for Two
Easy Berry Fruit Tart
Red, White and Blueberry Shortcakes